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Andrew Tate, the controversial and outspoken former pro kickboxer and social media personality, has made rounds in the BJJ community by claiming that BJJ is useless outside the cage and in the case of multiple attackers.
Many people criticized these claims, and Michael Bisping is now the latest in line.
In a conversation with the UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith, Bisping emphasized that, even though Tate is true in his claims of BJJ not working against multiple people, it is still more than an effective martial art:
If you’re fighting multiple people and you take someone down and get on top of them, yeah… Of course their friends are going to run up behind you and stick the boot to you.
But in a one-on-one environment… A black belt in Jiu-Jitsu versus someone that’s not, I’ll take the black-belt all day long.
The moves that you do in Jiu-Jitsu are going to kill you.
Bisping also mentioned that Jiu-Jitsu is a useful martial art for anyone who’s “not looking to get in trouble”:
Of course, boxing, kickboxing…whatever.
But if you’re not the type of person that’s going around getting involved in gang fights, if it’s just you and someone is trying to start and be the aggressor with you, having Jiu-Jitsu is very bloody useful, Andrew Tate.